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Rotini Pasta with Chicken, Broccoli, Tomatoes, Parmesan, and Fresh Basil

Rotini Pasta with Chicken, Broccoli, Tomatoes, Parmesan, and Fresh Basil

by Pam on May 9, 2013

I wanted to make a quick and simple dinner using ingredients that I had on hand. I looked through the fridge and found chicken breasts, broccoli, onion, Parmesan cheese, and fresh basil. I grabbed some grape tomatoes and garlic along with some whole grain fusilli and chicken broth. It was healthy, flavorful, and delicious. My kids thought it was a bit spicy because of the crushed red pepper flakes but ate it anyway. My husband and I both thought it was tasty.

Season both sides of the chicken breasts with sea salt, freshly cracked pepper, and garlic powder, to taste. Heat 1/2 tablespoon of olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the chicken breasts to the hot skillet and cook for 5-6 minutes before flipping and cooking the other side for another 5-6 minutes, or until the chicken breasts are cooked through. Remove from the skillet and set on a cutting board loosely covered by a tin foil tent.

Prepare the rotini in salted water per instructions. Drain.

While the pasta is cooking, add the remaining 1/2 tablespoon of olive oil to the same skillet you cooked the chicken in then add the onion and crushed red pepper flakes. Cook, stirring often, for 2-3 minutes. Add the minced garlic and grape tomatoes then cook, stirring constantly  for 1 minute. Add the chicken broth and cook for 3 minutes. Add the broccoli and cook for 3-4 minutes or until the broccoli is just tender. Dice the chicken and add it and their juices back to the pan. Add the cooked & drained rotini pasta, Parmesan cheese, and fresh basil then mix until combined. Season with sea salt and freshly cracked pepper, to taste. Pour into a serving bowl with a little more Parmesan cheese sprinkled on top, if desired. Serve immediately. Enjoy.



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Rotini Pasta with Chicken, Broccoli, Tomatoes, Parmesan, and Fresh Basil




Yield: 4

Total Time: 25 min.



Ingredients:

1 tbsp olive oil, (divided)
2 boneless skinless chicken breasts, trimmed of any fat
Sea salt and freshly cracked pepper, to taste
Garlic powder, to taste
7 oz whole grain rotini pasta, cooked per instructions
1/2 sweet yellow onion, chopped
Dash of crushed red pepper flakes (more if desired)
4-5 small cloves of garlic, minced
1 cup of grape tomatoes
1 1/2 cups of chicken broth
1 1/2 cups of broccoli florets
1/4 cup of Parmesan cheese, finely grated (more if desired)
2 tbsp fresh basil, chopped

Directions:

Season both sides of the chicken breasts with sea salt, freshly cracked pepper, and garlic powder, to taste. Heat 1/2 tablespoon of olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the chicken breasts to the hot skillet and cook for 5-6 minutes before flipping and cooking the other side for another 5-6 minutes, or until the chicken breasts are cooked through. Remove from the skillet and set on a cutting board loosely covered by a tin foil tent.

Prepare the rotini in salted water per instructions. Drain.

While the pasta is cooking, add the remaining 1/2 tablespoon of olive oil to the same skillet you cooked the chicken in then add the onion and crushed red pepper flakes. Cook, stirring often, for 2-3 minutes. Add the minced garlic and grape tomatoes then cook, stirring constantly for 1 minute. Add the chicken broth and cook for 3 minutes. Add the broccoli and cook for 3-4 minutes or until the broccoli is just tender. Dice the chicken and add it and their juices back to the pan. Add the cooked & drained rotini pasta, Parmesan cheese, and fresh basil then mix until combined. Season with sea salt and freshly cracked pepper, to taste. Pour into a serving bowl with a little more Parmesan cheese sprinkled on top, if desired. Serve immediately. Enjoy.



Recipe and photos by For the Love of Cooking.net

References

  1. ^ Print Recipe (www.gordon-ramsay-recipe.com)
  2. ^ Save to ZipList Recipe Box (www.gordon-ramsay-recipe.com)

Steamed Egg Topped with Sautéed Asparagus, Tomatoes, and Fresh Crab

Steamed Egg Topped with Sautéed Asparagus, Tomatoes, and Fresh Crab

by Pam on March 11, 2014

I am loving this leftover crab we have! First we had crab legs with lemon then we had Spinach and Ricotta Ravioli topped with Asparagus and Tomato Sauté with Fresh Crab and Parmesan[1] for dinner last night. This morning I poached an egg and heated up the leftover asparagus in a small skillet. I added tomatoes at the last minute because they tasted so good with the crab the night before. Lastly I heated up the crab quickly then I placed a toasted mini bagel on the plate then topped it with the steamed egg , the sautéed veggies, and crab followed by some shaved Parmesan cheese. I can’t even tell you how good this breakfast was! The yolk made a terrific sauce for the veggies and crab and the whole combination tasted fantastic. I am so excited we still have leftover crab meat because I have a feeling I will be making this again tomorrow morning. YUM!

Add water to a pan, filling it two thirds full; bring to a boil. Reduce heat to simmer. Coat a poaching cup (or custard cup) with cooking spray then place in the water. Break the egg into the cup then cover the pan with a lid and cook for 4-6 minutes or until the whites are firm but the yolk is soft.

While the egg is steaming, heat a skillet over medium heat coated with cooking spray. Add the leftover asparagus spear and the grape tomatoes to the skillet, cook stirring often, for 1-2 minutes. Toast the bagel. Add the crab to the skillet at the end very quickly just to heat up.

Place the bagel on the plate then add the steamed egg on top followed by the veggies, crab, and shaved parmesan. Season with sea salt and freshly cracked pepper, to taste. Serve immediately. Enjoy.



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Ingredients:

1 egg
2 spears of cooked asparagus, diced
4 grape tomatoes, halved
1/4 cup crab meat
1/2 mini bagel, toasted
1 tbsp Parmesan, shaved

Directions:

Add water to a pan, filling it two thirds full; bring to a boil. Reduce heat to simmer. Coat a poaching cup (or custard cup) with cooking spray then place in the water. Break the egg into the cup then cover the pan with a lid and cook for 4-6 minutes or until the whites are firm but the yolk is soft.

While the egg is steaming, heat a skillet over medium heat coated with cooking spray. Add the leftover asparagus spear and the grape tomatoes to the skillet, cook stirring often, for 1-2 minutes. Toast the bagel. Add the crab to the skillet at the end very quickly just to heat up.

Place the bagel on the plate then add the steamed egg on top followed by the veggies, crab, and shaved parmesan. Season with sea salt and freshly cracked pepper, to taste. Serve immediately. Enjoy.



Recipe and photos by For the Love of Cooking.net

 

References

  1. ^ Spinach and Ricotta Ravioli topped with Asparagus and Tomato Sauté with Fresh Crab and Parmesan (www.gordon-ramsay-recipe.com)
  2. ^ Print Recipe (www.gordon-ramsay-recipe.com)
  3. ^ Save to ZipList Recipe Box (www.gordon-ramsay-recipe.com)

Tomato and Asparagus ?Carbonara?

Tomato and Asparagus “Carbonara”

by Pam on September 30, 2012

I found this recipe in the September 2012 issue of Cooking Light and I couldn’t wait to make it.  It took very little prep or time to make and it ended up being creamy, cheesy, and totally delicious.  I loved that, even though it didn’t have bacon like a traditional carbonara has, it was still flavorful and satisfying.  My husband, son, and I all loved it.  My daughter, on the other hand, thought it was too cheesy and she didn’t like the texture.  It’s no surprise since she doesn’t like cheese.  Oh well… her loss. 

Cook the pasta in salted boiling water per instructions.

While the pasta is cooking, heat the olive oil in a skillet over medium heat.  Add the tomatoes and cook, stirring occasionally for 5-6 minutes; add the asparagus and cook for 2 minutes.  Add the minced garlic and season with sea salt and freshly cracked pepper, to taste; cook, stirring constantly, for 1 minute.  Remove from the heat.

Mix the egg, Parmesan cheese, sea salt, freshly cracked pepper, to taste until well combined.  Drain the pasta and immediately add the cheese/egg mixture to the pasta and stir until well combined and the cheese has melted.  Add the tomato and asparagus mixture to the pan and mix until evenly coated.  Place pasta into the serving bowl and sprinkle the top with the torn basil leaves.  Serve immediately.  Enjoy.

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Tomato and Asparagus “Carbonara”




Yield: 4

Prep Time: 5 min.

Cook Time: 12 min.

Total Time: 17 min.



Ingredients:

8 oz whole wheat penne pasta, cooked per instructions
2 tsp olive oil
1 pint of grape tomatoes
1 lb asparagus, ends removed and cut into thirds
3 cloves of garlic, minced
Sea salt and freshly cracked pepper, to taste
1/2 cup of Parmesan, Asiago, Romano cheese mixture
1 large egg
Several fresh basil leaves, torn

Directions:

Cook the pasta in salted boiling water per instructions.

While the pasta is cooking, heat the olive oil in a skillet over medium heat. Add the tomatoes and cook, stirring occasionally for 5-6 minutes; add the asparagus and cook for 2 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add the minced garlic and season with sea salt and freshly cracked pepper, to taste; cook, stirring constantly, for 1 minute. Remove from the heat.

Mix the egg, Parmesan cheese, sea salt, freshly cracked pepper, to taste, until well combined. Drain the pasta then place back into the cooking pot and immediately add the cheese/egg mixture to the pasta and stir until well combined and the cheese has melted. Add the tomato and asparagus mixture to the pasta and mix until evenly coated. Place pasta into the serving bowl and sprinkle the top with the torn basil leaves. Serve immediately. Enjoy.



Adapted recipe and photos by For the Love of Cooking.net
Original recipe by Cooking Light – September 2012

References

  1. ^ Print Recipe (www.gordon-ramsay-recipe.com)